Carol from Primadonnabride always finds the most fun DIY projects!Â These heart-shaped sugar cubes are perfect little dessert accessories.
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Pretty Pastels & Metallics
There is just so much pretty in this shoot, I’m over the moon!Â Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fossbender of Pollen, Stevi Savage of AveryHouse, and Shannon Spellman of Plate have dazzled me with their interpretation of glitz and glam for the Inspired Creations Contest, it’s an absolute wonderland of handmade charm.Â Â Mercury glass accents, mother-of-pearl buttons, satin ribbons and gilded china from PlateÂ are just a few of the ways that the team incorporated glitter and glam into their tabletop and dessert display.Â And since the Inspired Creations Contest is all about being fabulous on an approachable budget, everything from the sewn paper bunting toÂ the ribbon table runner, escort card holder, cake topper, and even the cake itself was created by Kelly, andÂ all of the decorative accentsÂ used in the shoot were brought in from the team’s homes and studios.Â
I love edible wedding and party favors, and Kelly Maron – mastermind behind Paper Stories and the hip Chicago bridal show Indie Wed – has stopped by EAD today to share her quick and easy how-to for S’mores on a Stick!Â And even better, she has created three adorable printable tags for these goodies in two color palettes.Â Print either the “Love on a Stick” or “Yum! Yum! Yum!” tags on sheets of label paper, and wrap around the S’more stick, or print the “Gimme S’more!” tag on cardstock, punch a hole, and attach to your S’more with decorative twine.Â Voila – easy peasy S’mores favors!Â Thanks Kelly for sharing!
Retro Rockabilly Milkshake Bar
I’m not sure what’s cuter – this retro milkshake bar Inspired Creations Contest concept or the “models” for the shoot, Rachel and John. Kellie Kano and Elissa Keno did an incredible job constructing the milkshake bar and creating a retro look and feel sure to be perfect for any summer wedding reception!
Inspired by Fabric: DIY Projects and Instructions
April put so much love and attention into the details of her Inspired by Fabric concept, and was kind enough to share all of the DIY project instructions with us!Â All of these projects can be accomplished by DIY-ers of any skill level, and April truly shows that a wedding is not about the size of your pocketbook, but the size of your imagination!
My Name is Christine, and I’m obsessed with Details.
The reception is by far the biggest component of most weddings as there are so many details that go into setting one apart from the next. And we could make no exception for ours. DIY was the name of the game for us, because well, I love detail! And because of the wedding blog world, I had a never-ending, sometimes extremely overwhelming source for inspiration and ideas. And I loved that this community could inspire such wonderful elements for my wedding. From the lace votives, to a â€œsweet loveâ€ candy bar to a wedding tree, these little details were what made our wedding so special.
When life hands you lemons…bake your wedding cake!
“Your good friend has just taken a piece of cake out of the garbage and eaten it. You will probably need this information when you check me into the Betty Crocker Clinic.â€
-Miranda, Sex and the City
DIY Wedding Details: Fake Wedding Cake
I’m excited about today’s DIY project because it comes from our very own brand-spankin’-new-as-of-next-Monday weekly columnist Abby!Â Abby is planning a Boston wedding for next year and here is one of her fun DIY projects, a wedding cake (for display only!).
Welcome Party, Part 2
Planning this party was SO much fun! I threw as many Braves and baseball details in there as I could. You’ve already seen the centerpieces and seating chart – but we also had Braves wine adorning the bar (Chipper Chardonnay and McCann Merlot, natch), vintage Braves caps as decor, a Smoltz jersey for our “guest book”, and dessert was, of course, ice cream sundaes in mini Braves helmets. Braves highlight reels were playing on the 755 Club screens throughout the evening.